08 October 2012

apophasis  \uh-POF-uh-sis\, noun:
Denial of one's intention to speak of a subject that is at the same time named or insinuated, as “I shall not mention Caesar's avarice, nor his cunning, nor his morality.”

 "My brother is neither lewd nor an alcoholic" his apophasis was clear, the girl left. 

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